James Vincent Murphy

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James Vincent Murphy
Born(1880-07-07)7 July 1880
Innishannon (Knockavilla)
Died5 July 1946(1946-07-05) (aged 65)[1]
Bishop's Stortford
OccupationTranslator, writer, journalist
Alma materSt. Patrick's College
Notable worksTranslation of Mein Kampf
SpouseMary Murphy

James Vincent Murphy (7 July 1880 – 5 July 1946) was an Irish translator, writer, and journalist, who published one of the second complete English translations of Mein Kampf in 1939.[1]

Murphy attended St. Patrick's College. He was ordained a priest at St. Patrick's College Chapel in Maynooth, in 1905.[citation needed]

He left clerical service, and by 1920 was married and working as a journalist.[2] Before the Second World War he lived for some time in Italy and Germany.[citation needed]




  1. ^ a b Murphy, John (14 January 2015). "Why did my grandfather translate Mein Kampf?". BBC News. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  2. ^ An Irishmans Diary about the Corkman who translated Mein Kampf by Frank McNally, Irish Times, 23 January 2015.


  • Barnes, James J.; Patience P. Barnes (1987). James Vincent Murphy : Translator and Interpreter of Fascist Europe, 1880–1946. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. ISBN 0-8191-6054-7.
  • Barnes, James J.; Patience P. Barnes (2008). Hitler's Mein Kampf in Britain and America: A Publishing History 1930–39. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-07267-0.

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